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Theme park news round-up - January 24, 2013

Minor blaze strikes T2: 3-D building at Universal Studios Hollywood, Disney confirms Pirates game for Magic Kingdom and Kentucky Kingdom rescue receives funding boost.

PortAventura plans €10 million expansion for Costa Caribe water park

Spain's PortAventura resort has confirmed that it will spend €10 million on a major expansion of its Costa Caribe water park, with several new attractions set to debut in May 2013.

The total size of Costa Caribe will increase by 14,000 square metres, to 50,000 square metres. The expansion will

Theme park news round-up - January 17, 2013

Thorpe Park teases "surprise plans" for 2013, Ratatouille takes shape at the Disneyland Resort Paris and Disneyland prepares for its New Orleans Bayou Bash.

Theme park news round-up - January 10, 2013

Disney Parks in management shake-up, Holiday World renames its new attraction for 2013 and Disneyland Paris plans a host of updates.

Disney shakes up theme park management, moves Disneyland President to Walt Disney World

Disney has announced a major management shake-up in its theme park division, with the President of the Disneyland Resort set to take over the same role at Walt Disney World.

George Kologridis, who has overseen a major expansion of Disney California Adventure during his time at the Disneyland

Madagascar Live! It's Circus Time show to debut at Gardaland in 2013

Italy's Gardaland will debut a new live show based on the popular Madagascar animated movies in 2013, dubbed Madagascar Live! It's Circus Time.

Gardaland will become the latest park operated by Merlin Entertainments Group to host a Madagascar-themed show, after Dreamworks Magagascar Live

Theme park news round-up - January 4, 2013

Disneyland Railroad derails at Disneyland Paris, Universal eyes Lords of the Rings rights and Megatron appears at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Four injured in Disneyland Railroad accident at Disneyland Paris

Four guests suffered minor injuries when two carriages on the Disneyland Railroad train ride at Disneyland Paris became separated in an incident on January 2, 2013.

France 24 reports that a bolt connecting the first and second carriages on the train snapped, causing the front part of the

Theme park news round-up - 16th November 2012

The London Dungeon to reopen on new site in March 2013, Enterprise set for replacement at Alton Towers and Universal Orlando begins installing Gringotts Coaster track pieces.

Theme park news round-up - 6th November 2012

Alton Towers' 2012 season ends with a bang, Drayton Manor prepares for Magical Christmas, Adventure Island opens "world's first" flat ride and PortAventura changes hands.

Theme park news round-up - 31st October 2012

Disney buys Star Wars creator LucasFilm, LEGOLAND Japan confirmed for 2016, Ratatouille construction continues at Walt Disney Studios, Paris and Universal Studios Japan celebrates a milestone.

Disney acquires LucasFilm - are its theme parks set for a "Star Wars" bonanza?

Disney has acquired the rights to Star Wars via its $4.05 billion acquisition of LucasFilm. Should fans expect a flurry of new attractions at its theme parks?

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